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from Dublin to Edinburgh

You can get from Dublin to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information to Edinburgh from Dublin

distanceDistance218 miles (351 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £49
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £11 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £11 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or Avanti West Coast

Take a flight or train to travel 218 miles (351 km) between Dublin and Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Ryanair or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Dublin to Edinburgh.

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Travel from Dublin to Edinburgh
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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Dublin, Ireland to Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

International travel from Dublin, Ireland to Edinburgh, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Ireland?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Edinburgh if travelling from Dublin?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 26/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Dublin and Edinburgh.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Dublin, Ireland from Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The restriction level for your return to Dublin, Ireland from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Dublin from Edinburgh restricted?

Entry into Ireland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Dublin from Edinburgh?

Conditions of reentry into Ireland:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

You should observe these safety measures in Ireland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Ireland was last checked on 23/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Dublin from Edinburgh closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Dublin to Edinburgh travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Dublin and Edinburgh. You can take a flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Dublin to Edinburgh?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Edinburgh. Tickets for a flight cost on average £11.

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A flight is £38 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Dublin to Edinburgh costing on average £49.

What is the fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Dublin?

The fastest way to get to Edinburgh from Dublin is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

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How far is it from Dublin to Edinburgh?

The Dublin to Edinburgh distance is approximately 218 miles (351 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Dublin to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Dublin to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from Dublin to Edinburgh depart from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from Dublin to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dublin to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Ryanair can take you to Edinburgh by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Dublin to Edinburgh for £11.
  • Avanti West Coast can get you to Edinburgh by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Avanti West Coast from Dublin to Edinburgh for £49 on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel from Dublin to Edinburgh?
Your journey from Dublin to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Dublin to Edinburgh trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!
How early should I buy Dublin to Edinburgh tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Edinburgh from Dublin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £11 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £49 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Dublin and Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.